Arthritis

In Ra, Little Risk For Recurrent Cancer With Biologic Treatment

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had a history of cancer did not have an increased risk of new or recurrent cancers if treated with biologic therapies, a meta-analysis found. Among patients with any previous cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Corticosteroid Injections Of Hip Linked To 'rapidly Destructive Hip Disease'

Corticosteroid injections are a common treatment option for pain and inflammation in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. But a new study adds to concerns that hip steroid injections may lead to increased rates of a serious complication called...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Statins Not Linked With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Large Study Finds

(MedPage Today) -- The use of statins did not increase the risk for the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after adjustment for the important confounder of hyperlipidemia, a large nationwide U.S. study found. A modest increased risk for...
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Weather Can Affect Pain Tolerance, Reports Study In Pain(r)

Can the weather affect pain from conditions like arthritis or migraine? It may sound like an old superstition - but on some standard quantitative sensory tests, weather-related factors do indeed affect pain tolerance, suggests a study in PAIN(r),...
Related topics: Medical Research, Migraine

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Medicare Patients' Psoriasis, Psa Drug Costs Remain High

Coverage of and access to biologics for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are compromised by out-of-pocket payments and prior authorization requirements. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicare, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis

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Cartilage Resurfacing Implant Reduces Pain, Restores Hip Joint Function In Dogs

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate osteoarthritis.
Related topics: Cartilage, Stem Cells, Medical Research, Osteoarthritis

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Ibd And Pediatric Arthritis: Exploring The Link

(MedPage Today) -- Risk factors for the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) included the subtype of JIA, family history, and medication use, a large international study revealed...
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Labcorp (lh) Bolsters Ra Testing By Adding Myriad's Vectra

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings or LabCorp LH recently completed the acquisition of select operating assets and intellectual property (IP) from Myriad Genetics' MYGN autoimmune business unit, including the Vectra rheumatoid arthritis...
Related topics: Genetics, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Balance Between Sleep And Exercise May Be Key To Help Osteoarthritis Patients Manage Pain

Researchers at Michigan Medicine are creating a hybrid sleep-exercise intervention to mitigate osteoarthritis-related pain.
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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The Best Seafood To Eat

Fish and shellfish form an important part of a healthy diet. Many varieties are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, known for contributing to brain and heart health and helpful in combating arthritis,...
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Lymphoma In Ra: Disease Activity Matters

(MedPage Today) -- Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the strongest risk factors for the development of lymphoma were disease activity and severity, French researchers found. In a multivariate analysis, having a high Disease Activity...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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I Just Got A Pfizer Booster Shot. I Felt Dizzy, But The Side Effects Were Way Milder Than The First...

Emyle Watkins. Courtesy of Emyle Watkins Emyle Watkins is a 23-year-old disability reporter living in Buffalo, New York. Watkins has rheumatoid arthritis, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Watkins' medication...
Related topics: Pfizer, Rheumatoid Arthritis

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The Emergence Of Direct Specialty Care

One day, a primary care physician located about two hours away called my office in a desperate attempt to find a rheumatologist. His lovely 64-year-old patient, very healthy otherwise, recently developed a severe and disabling inflammatory...

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Fast Nanoparticle Diffusion In Synovial Fluid And Hyaluronic Acid Solutions

Nanoparticles have applications as therapeutic agents for joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. But the role of nanoparticle diffusion in synovial fluid or the fluid inside the joint is incompletely understood. In a new report now published on...
Related topics: Osteoarthritis

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Nasal Cartilage Relieves Osteoarthritis In The Knee

Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can not only help repair cartilage injuries in the knee -- according to researchers, they can also withstand the chronic inflammatory tissue environment in osteoarthritis and even counteract the inflammation.
Related topics: Cartilage, Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Combined With Standard Of Care May Help Reduce Mortality For Hospitalized...

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who received the rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib, in combination with the standard of care including corticosteroids, died less often than those receiving only the standard of care, according to a study...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medical Research

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Why Abbvie Is Down More Than 7% Today

Shares of drugmaker AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) are off by 7.8% in Wednesday afternoon's trading session following a decision from the Food and Drug Administration to require a heart-risk warning on the label of its arthritis treatment Rinvoq.As part of its...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Novel Assessment Of Platelet-rich Plasma Treatment Shows Efficacy In Patients With Osteoarthritis

A pilot study combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA), finding significant improvements.
Related topics: Osteoarthritis, Medical Research

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Self-injecting Pill Allows For Oral Administration Of Monoclonal Antibodies And Other Injected Drugs

Many people suffering from diseases like Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes inject themselves or have to receive drug infusions to help treat their disease. These injections require training, equipment and often take a toll on one's...
Related topics: Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes

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Penn Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders Nih Grant Renewed For $4 Million

The United States' longest-running NIH-sponsored musculoskeletal research center will receive $4M to continue its studies of everything from ligament tears to osteoarthritis
Related topics: Medical Research, Osteoarthritis

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